The Statesboro City Council met for the first regular council meeting in
June on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The following agenda items were discussed.
You can find supporting documents for the agenda items here.
Call to Order by Mayor Jonathan McCollar
Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance by Councilmember John Riggs
All members of council were present.
- Presentation of a Proclamation for Pride month.
Public Comments (Agenda Item)
Consideration of a Motion to approve the Consent Agenda
- A) Approval of Minutes
- a) 05-18-2021 Work Session Minutes
- b) 05-18-2021 Council Minutes
Consideration of a Motion to approve Resolution 2021-20: A Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for each fund of the City of Statesboro, Georgia, appropriating the amount shown in each budget as expenditures/expenses, adopting the several items of revenue anticipations, and prohibiting expenditures or expenses from exceeding the actual funding available for appropriations.
Approved 4-1 with Riggs opposing.
Consideration of a Motion to award a contract for banking services to Synovus for four
Every 4-5 years the City of Statesboro bids out its banking services. In FY2021, the City Staff asked Davenport & Company, LLC to assist with the banking services request for proposals. Davenport updated the City’s 2017 Banking Services RFP and sent it out. The City received three proposals: Colony Bank, BB&T (Truist) and Synovus. Davenport and City Staff reviewed the three proposals. BB&T (Truist) and Synovus were chosen to give presentations. After
review of the proposals and presentations, it is recommended the City of Statesboro award a contract for banking services to Synovus for four one-year terms.
Consideration of a Motion to approve Resolution 2021-21: A Resolution adopting maximum tariff rates by towing and storage operators engaged in Non-Consensual Towing.
Approved 5-0. You can read the detailed article on that here.
Consideration of a Motion to approve Resolution 2021-22: A Resolution requesting approval to apply for “Law Enforcement Mental Health Wellness Act Grant” for the City of Statesboro, Georgia
Consideration of Motion to approve Resolution 2021-23: A Resolution initiating voter referendum to authorize issuance of licenses for the package sale of distilled spirits.
This matter was ultimately tabled after an hour-long discussion. You can read the full summary of this agenda item in the full article here.
Consideration of a motion to approve the purchase of Rescue-Q-Jack Stabilization Struts
from Victory Steel, LLC in the amount of $29,596.00.
Consideration of a motion to award a contract to C & H Pipeline Inc. in the amount of $96,990.00 to install approximately 3000’ of four inch PE gas main along Old Register Road. This project is funded as part of the 2021 CIP Budget, Item #NGD 87 with funds from system revenues.
Consideration of a motion to approve award of contract to Frontier Communications in the amount of $84,000.00 and authorize the Mayor to execute contract documents for utility relocation associated with the intersection improvement project at South Zetterower Avenue/Stillwell Street intersection.
Consideration of a motion to award contract to Bulloch Solutions in the amount not to exceed $105,422.32 and authorize the Mayor to execute contract documents for telecommunication and security infrastructure for the Luetta Moore Park and Grady Street Park Improvements project.
Consideration of a motion to approve change orders 12 and 16 with Lavender & Associates, Inc. in the not to exceed amount of $24,543.00 for the Luetta Moore Park and Grady Street Park improvements project and authorize the Mayor to execute contract document amendments.
Consideration of a motion to award a contract to Sikes Brothers Inc. in the amount of $985,876.75 for the annual resurfacing project and approval to spend up to the budgeted amount of $1,063,686.32 for additional work based on unit prices in contractor’s bid. This project is paid by GDOT LMIG funds and 2018 TSPLOST funds.
Consideration of a motion to award a contract to Tim Lanier Construction for the Municipal Court Overflow/PD Parking Lot Expansion project in the base bid amount of $92,868.00 and approval to spend up to $111,000.00 for additional work based on unit prices in contractor’s bid. Project is to be paid from 2013 SPLOST funds.
Other Business from City Council
Councilman Phil Boyum said he would like to move meetings after a holiday on a Monday to the Wednesday after the holiday as opposed to the Tuesday, like Independence Day and Labor Day. He said it has been done in the past, but McCollar and Mack said it was not good for their schedules. Councilwoman Barr said she planned her schedule for the rest of the year based on the Tuesday meetings.
City Managers Comments
Public Comments (General)
Consideration of a Motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss “Personnel Matters”
“Real Estate” and/or “Potential Litigation” in accordance with O.C.G.A 50-14-3(b)
Council adjourned at 10:28 a.m. to go into executive session for ‘personnel matters.’.
Consideration of a Motion to Adjourn